Allez-Vous-En

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"Allez-Vous-En" is a popular song. It was written by Cole Porter and was published in 1953.

The song was featured in the musical Can-Can.

A recording by Kay Starr was the biggest hit. This recording was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2464. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on June 27, 1953 and lasted 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #13. [1] This was one side of a two-sided hit; the flip side was "Half a Photograph," an even bigger hit.

Phrase meaning[edit]

The phrase Allez-vous-en is French phrase meaning Go away directed to one or more persons with whom one is not familiar. Its more familiar translation is va t´en. The phrases are formed using the reflexive conjugated form of the verb aller which means to go, and the object pronoun en. Bing Crosby also recorded the song in 1960 for his album El Señor Bing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.